Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Talks and Tours -

History Saturday in the Cemetery

​Five Programs Are Planned - July through September 2021

This unique program was first offered in 2011, and continues to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Each month we offer a new topic that we are sure you will find fun, interesting and informative. The talk, followed by a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. After having to cancel our 2020 season due to the virus, our Docents look forward to welcoming you back and presenting most of the programs that they had scheduled for last year. Please be aware that we will continue to monitor the Pandemic and follow the advise of our local health officials in order to keep everyone safe. We will notify you of any necessary changes as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2021 (Updated as of March 9, 2021) ​PLEASE NOTE: AS OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDING OUR HISTORY SATURDAY PROGRAMS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION. 8/25/2021

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS

July 10 - Cemetery Superstitions

July 24 - Let's Talk Cemetery, History, Future, Terminology, Workings, Care & Concerns (Rev 6/21)

August 14 - Snake Oils & Sound Practice; Successes, Failure & Antidotes of Pioneer Medicine WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE POOR AIR QUALITY AND HEAT. IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 (Updated 8/16/2021)

August 28 - Comfort & Joy - Offered by Churches, Religious Leaders & Fraternal Organizations   

September 11 - Scandalous Stories in the Cemetery (Updated June 25, 2021)

October 2 - Snake Oils & Sound Practice; Successes, Failure & Antidotes of Pioneer Medicine 


Please plan to keep social distancing in mind and wearing a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated out of courtesy to our other guests and docents. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. 


May we suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing for the weather. Tours and/or topics may not be suitable for young children. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.​

No advance registration is required and while the tours are free, donations are greatly appreciated and help to support our educational programs, as well as on-going cemetery restoration and preservation work.

For more information, call 541 826-9939 or email info@friendsjvillecemetery.org. Wheelchair accessible by prior arrangements.

To request and arrange for a group tour at other times, please call 541 826-9939 or email us at: info@friendsjvillecemetery.org     

History Saturday Program - August  2019  

GUIDED TOURS

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

          THE FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE'S

               HISTORIC CEMETERY